Cartographic Beasts of North America

Cartographic Beasts of North America is an interactive story map from the Harvard Map Collection. It zooms in on various mythical and real creatures embellishing a 19th-century copy of a 17th-century map of North America, ranging from cows and beavers (real) to hippocampi and manitous (um, not). [Maps Mania]

Author: Jonathan Crowe

I blog about maps at The Map Room, review books for AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review, and edit a fanzine called Ecdysis.